Archive "Science"

Air Pollution Reduces Global Life Expectancy by More Than One Year

Air Pollution Reduces Global Life Expectancy by More Than One Year

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Air pollution shortens human lives by more than a year, according to a new study from a team of leading environmental engineers and public health researchers. Better air quality could lead to a significant extension of lifespans around the world. This is the first time that data on air pollution and lifespan has been studied together in order to examine the global...

Water Ice Confirmed on Moon’s Surface

Water Ice Confirmed on Moon’s Surface

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists have identified three specific signatures that definitively prove there is water ice at the surface of the Moon. A team of scientists, led by Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University and including Richard Elphic from NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley, used data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3)...

Researchers Use Flexible Bioelectronics to Help Wounds Heal Better

Researchers Use Flexible Bioelectronics to Help Wounds Heal Better

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers at Massachusetts' Tufts University have made a prototype smart bandage that can help heal wounds and deliver drugs directly into the site of the injury only when they're needed. The bandage is the culmination of over six years' work between Tufts and other higher education institutions to create a bandage that includes sensors to monitor a...

Researchers Great Multi-Purpose Silicon Chip for Quantum Information Processing

Researchers Great Multi-Purpose Silicon Chip for Quantum Information Processing

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - An international team of researchers demonstrated a new multi-functional quantum processor which can be used as a scientific tool to perform a wide array of quantum information experiments. This small device can be used as a scientific tool to perform a wide array of quantum information experiments, while at the same time showing the way to how fully functional quantum...

Using Electronic Cigarettes Can Damage DNA

Using Electronic Cigarettes Can Damage DNA

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Researchers report that vaping of e-cigarette usage may modify the genetic material, or DNA, in the oral cells of users, which could increase their cancer risk. The popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow worldwide, as many people view them as a safer alternative to smoking. But the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage, commonly called "vaping,"...

New Type of Battery Created from Paper, Fueled by Bacteria

New Type of Battery Created from Paper, Fueled by Bacteria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers created a new type of battery—made of paper and fueled by bacteria —- that is low-cost and portable and could be used in remote areas of the world or in regions with limited resources. "Paper has unique advantages as a material for biosensors," says Seokheun (Sean) Choi, Ph.D., who is presenting the work at the meeting. "It is...

Unique 10-Million-Year-Old Whale Skeleton Found in Crimea (+Photos, Video)

Unique 10-Million-Year-Old Whale Skeleton Found in Crimea (+Photos, Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Scientists have discovered the petrified bone remains of a mammal that have lain in geological strata for about 10 million years in the Kerch Peninsula at the eastern end of Russia’s Crimea. Fragments of the skeleton, spine and ribs of a Cetotherium (Latin for ‘whale beast’), an extinct relative of modern whales were found during archeological studies...

NVIDIA Geforce RTX Cards Leaked ahead of August 20th Event

NVIDIA Geforce RTX Cards Leaked ahead of August 20th Event

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Less than 48 hours to NVIDIA’s big GeForce 20 series launch event at Gamescom an avalanche of leaks detailing dozens of custom RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 cards as well as detailed specifications of both since the company’s Turing announcement last Monday. Although none had to do with perhaps the most exciting GeForce 20 series graphics cards of them all, the RTX...

Exoplanets May Contain Vast Amounts of Water: Study

Exoplanets May Contain Vast Amounts of Water: Study

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Scientists showed that water is likely to be more common in exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth. It will have implications for the search of life in our Galaxy.The 1992 discovery of exoplanets orbiting other stars has sparked interest in understanding the composition of these planets to determine, among...

Moderate Carbohydrate Intake May be Best for Health, Study Suggests

Moderate Carbohydrate Intake May be Best for Health, Study Suggests

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A new study has found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers of carbohydrates had the lowest risk of mortality. The study also found that low-carb diets that replace carbohydrates with proteins and fats from plant sources were associated with lower risk of mortality compared to those that replace...